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Monday, August 6, 2012



For a professional liar—or teller of tales, if you prefer—I sure stink at hiding my feelings. I seem to give myself away in many ways, especially in my writing.

Here is where I confess that I hate summer. I’m a fall/winter baby. I was born on December first. It was cold. Snow flew. As my mother tells it, there were flurries batting against the windshield on the way to the hospital. So, I guess born in the cold, love the cold. At least for me.

The days of summer are now upon us. Not even the dog days yet! Just you know, the icky sticky stifling days that make it seem like a bag of frozen blueberries down the back of your shorts or in your cleavage would be a brilliant idea. Yeah…those days.

I’m already counting the days until fall. I daydream about jeans and boots and cozy sweaters. Fuzzy blankets and a nice glass of wine while I read on the sofa. These dreams have become almost pornographic in nature considering my state of Maryland really got screwed on the cold weather front this year. Not much of the cold-cold stuff and barely enough snow to fill a bath tub. Pathetic. I was already lacking in my quota of bundling up, being chilly and needing to cuddle to keep warm, and then summer went and arrived. How did that happen, anyway? Where has the year gone?

It was really no surprise to me to discover recently when gathering various snippets of different stories, novellas and novels for promo that I tend to favor the cooler months as settings. It sort of went like this: This one’s set in the fall…this one winter. This one early fall right as it gets nippy at night. Oh look! Here’s a summer—but just one and it ends when the weather turns to chilly. This one over here is…yeah, that’s fall and that one’s winter, too.

Hunh. The snow baby has an enormous amount of books and novellas and short stories set in chilly weather. A mere handful in heat. And those were because I forced myself to do it or guidelines called for it. Like I said, I’m a terrible liar. The m/m novella I just wrapped up is set in the early autumn and tada! so is my latest erotic novel Restless Spirit from Xcite. All kinds of exciting fall frolicking to be found in that recent tempting offering. I figure it’s diverse, it can keep you warm when it’s actually cool outside or let you get into a cool frame of mind when it’s …well, yeah, boiling like it is today. (Heat index of 105 here in Baltimore.)

So let’s see, upon writing this on June 29 we have exactly….85 days until fall! Um…I better go find those frozen blueberries.



About the Author:
Sommer Marsden’s been called “…one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre” (Violet Blue), “Unapologetic” (Alison Tyler), “…the whirling dervish of erotica” (Craig J. Sorensen),and "Erotica royalty..." (Lucy Felthouse for Blog Critics Books).

Her erotic novels includeBig Bad, Long Lost, The Best of Sommer Marsden, Hard Lessons, and Restless Spirit. Sommer currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Xcite Books, eXcessica, Ellora's Cave, Pretty Things Press, Resplendence Publishing and House of Erotica. The wine-swigging, dachshund-owning, wannabe runner author writes work that runs the gamut from bondage to zombies to humor.

Sommer's short works can be found in over a hundred (and counting) erotic anthologies. Her short stories have also been included numerous adult and romance magazines--both in print and online.

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Tuesday Cane walks out on her life and her abusive man when she inherits her grandmother’s house at Allister Lake.

There she finds plenty of distractions to take her mind off her loss with her sexy neighbour and handyman Shepherd, former TV star Reed and her old flame Adrian.

But , as time passes, she senses that something is not quite right with her new life. And no amount of steamy sexual encounters can hide her anxiety.

Surrounded by so many interesting men and erotic enticements, Tuesday has no intention of committing to one man ever again. But the more she insists she's nobody's girl, the more she wants to be somebody's girl. Will she continue to be a restless spirit and run from love or will she be won over?
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Debby said...

I enjoy the cooler months as well. Except that school is back in session.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Hunter S. Jones said...

Now that we know Sommer prefers Fall & Winter, it would be interesting to know if she tends to write more during those seasons, as well.

Thanks for the insight~

Sommer Marsden said...

I'm usually ready for school to be in session, Debby. I mean, if we're talking my kids ;)

I write the same all year round, Hunter. I might write just a wee bit more because I am often less productive in heat and my kids are usually home. But it pretty much balances out :)


Fiona McGier said...

I'm a December baby also. I prefer the weather up in the north woods, where the summer might be shorter, but it never gets much above the 80s. Here in the Midwest we've gotten WAY too much 100+ degree heat this summer! I'm working on convincing my husband that if we can ever afford to retire, we need to move way up north!

Sommer Marsden said...

Fiona, I am with you! That is what I've been working on for years. The great move up north. I have not given up hope yet. I doubt I ever will! ;)

By the time I get there, though, I'll probably be able to tolerate heat better than I do now. LOL.